Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Strelley Project

Live Music with ' The Strelley Project ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 25th August 4-7pm.

Free admission.

The Strelley Project - Review by Tim Holt ABC South East Radio

Mike Martin is perhaps best known in the region as the driving force behind the Kameruka Bush Orchestra. His passion for traditional Australian bush music its' roots and history is well recognised .... So for many, the release of his debut album will come as a revelation... This is not Mike Martin the bush or folk music historian ... This is Mike Strelley Martin ... The musician, songwriter, thinker and philosopher .

The Strelley Project is a finely crafted set of songs performed by a bunch of consummate local musicians ... While it is in many ways rooted in Mike's community of Candelo & the Bega Valley, the music will travel well ....

There are songs here that will make you laugh ... and think .. and cry ....There are songs of protest ... of the environment .. of love of the bush and community ...Standouts are "Silent Tears" ... "Stolen" ... "Bureaucracy "..... and the gorgeous accapella "What's Gonna Happen" ....

The emotive piano of Pete Wild is something very special ... but this is a combination of consummate musicians who obviously know each other well .. In many ways it is a family affair .... Individually they are superb .. collectively they take the songs to a new level .....The Strelley Project comes highly recommended ....

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Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Jackson State

Live Music with ' Jackson State ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 18th August 4-7pm.

Free admission.

Jackson State are a fast emerging far south coast band that play an eclectic farm-fresh blend of soul infused R&B and funky roots music with generous overtones of folky Hickster. Local organically grown songs that free range the topic field, a world perspective as seen from the hills of the far south coast.

The musings of Steve Jackson on guitar supported by the legendary Damon Davies on double bass and the amazing John Trapper on percussion. Steve Jackson is the new boy on the 'Candelo music scene block' but is supported by two of Australia’s finest musicians, another musical gem from the deep south, not to be missed.

Jackson State

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Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Big Possum Stringband (USA)

Live Music with ' Big Possum String Band ' from USA at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 11th August 4-7pm.

Free admission.

Big Possum Stringband is the 21st century’s answer to the question, “whatever happened to Appalachian music?” Formed in 2017, the Possums are young, excited, and passionate about the rich legacy of traditional music of the American South. Contest winners Tessa Dillon (fiddle) and Seth Swingle (banjo) are joined by multi-instrumentalist Evan Collins to make old-time country music’s hottest new band. Fresh off their 1st place win at the 2018 Clifftop festival (generally regarded as the most prestigious contest in the genre), the Possums are bringing their mix of breakdowns, showpieces, ballads and rounder songs to audiences around the nation and the world. With three-part harmonies, electrifying fiddle breaks and a pounding square-dance beat, the Big Possum will have you stamping, yelling and dancing along.  Local Bass player Peter Hisco is joining us for this tour, we are so excited to be coming to Australia.

www.bigpossumstringband.com

https://www.facebook.com/bigpossumstringband/  

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

PETE WILD & KATE BURKE

Live Music with ' Pete Wild & Kate Burke' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 4th August 4pm - 7pm. Free admission.

One of the finest gifted musician couple from Candelo, Pete Wild and Kate Burke are returning to the Tathra Hotel!

Pete Wild presents fresh contemporary small-town Australian indi-folk-pop incorporating bluegrass, rock, polka, broadway and epic-dirty-melancholic-folk ballads. His original songs are honest, personal, humorous, cheeky and touching, with universal themes.

Kate Burke has been singing and performing as a multi-instrumentalist for many years, and has won much acclaim as a member of Irish / Australian traditional band Trouble in the Kitchen. Kate is in demand as a session guitarist and album producer, and has performed music for film and TV.

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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN MIC NIGHT @TATHRA HOTEL

[ TO BE CONFIRMED ]

Open Mic Night at the Tathra Hotel on Friday 2nd August from 6:30pm. Free admission.

We welcome a comedian, poet, musician, dancer or magician!!
We will normally put the Open Mic Night 1st Friday of the month.
Register in advance by email to hello@tathrahotel.com.au
(Name, contact phone number, brief description of performance and type of instrument)

- Performances start from 6:30pm.
- Maximum 12 minute performance time.
- Acoustic instrument only for music. BYO guitar lead(s).
- A complementary schmiddy of beer or soft for a performer.
- Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Passionate Fools

Live Music with ' The Passionate Fools ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 28th July 4-7pm.

Free admission.

Peter Hisco and Wendy Jackson combine extensive instrumental skills with close soaring harmonies while swapping and changing on an array of stringed instruments – guitar, double bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and ukulele. They are a versatile and dynamic musical duo who cover a wide variety of musical styles – swing and jazz to a touch of blues; bluegrass and old timey; or Hawaiian and Motown featuring uke and double bass. It all depends on where they are playing, and who they are playing with! They’re full of energy, and have a great time while they play, which usually means others do too! Joining us at the Tathra Hotel on Sunday July 28th will be Peter Logue and Zena Armstrong Fabulous local musicians, Peter on Keyboards, Accordion and Bouzouki and Zena on Percussion.

www.passionatefools.com

https://www.facebook.com/Passionate-Fools-986471274755779/

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Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

`Porterhouse’ with special guest Robbie Mann

Live Music with ' Porterhouse' with special guest Robbie Mann at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 21st July 4-7pm.

Free admission.

The band members;
Bob Porter on Reeds
Peter Poole on trombone
John Moffatt on sousaphone
John Roche on drums
Robbie Mann on keyboards
.

Bob Porter on reeds is, of course, well known to the area and it is good to see him back in fine form after his recent bout of ill health. He was a founder member of the Down South Jazz Band and the Down South Jazz Club, is an expert clarinet and saxophone player and has been a leading light in keeping jazz music alive on the south coast.

Peter Poole on trombone & trumpet has performed at many jazz clubs and festivals over the years including Brisbane, York WA, Canberra, Orange, Parkes, and Merimbula. Bands have included Cornerhouse, Capt Bob's Stationhouse 7, Jazz'em and Jazz Alley.

John Moffatt on sousaphone was an original member of Down South Jazz Band which was formed in 1978. He has also played with the Down South Jazz Quartet at Manly, Thredbo and Norfolk Island.

Drummer John Roche played with the R.A.N Band for 8 years with concert and TV performances throughout Australia and overseas. He has also played with The Clarrie Finlay Big Band in Melbourne and the Moomba Festival in the 1960's, in the Sydney Club scene during the 1970’s and spent four years as part of the House Band at the Revesby Workers Club. Since moving to the South Coast he has played with The Bay Show Band, Jazz Inc, Sorta Brass, Second Time Around, Tuna Free Dolphins and Jazz Alley.

Robbie Mann is an exciting young stride pianist who hails from the Blue Mountains. After completing a degree in classical music he turned his attention fully to early jazz, specialising in ragtime and stride piano styles. In the short time since, Robbie has garnered a reputation as one of Australia's foremost emerging talents. He has performed with some of Australia's most acclaimed trad jazz instrumentalists, within the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, in big-band formats as well as fronting his own jazz band, 'The Parlour Social’ debut solo album soon to be released.

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Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Mojo

Live Music with ' Mojo ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 14th July 4-7pm.

Free admission.

MOJO are based in the Bega valley and have established a firm following as a great entertaining band. Their repertoire is a mixture of covers & originals covering all genres from country to rock.

Band members;

GARRY CARSON JONES - Garry has backed well know legends such as Normie Rowie, Leo Sayer, Sharon O’Neil and performs with Frankie J Holden in their band The Stumbling Wilburys.

SHAYNE JONES - On drums is Garry’s brother, Shayne, who has supported him through all his bands over the last three decades, from rock to country, drumming and singing. The Jones Boys are well known all over the Monaro district for their music in bands such as -the TJ’s, Foreplay, Hot Ice, Slice of Ice, Chill, The Poddydodger and Mojo.

SAM MARTIN - Sam Martin is a performer most notably known as the bass player for Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen. His experience in the music/theatre industry ranges from performing at world-class level to many years as a theatre technician. He plays an active role in the Candelo Arts Society a not-for-profit Arts organization that presents music, theatre and community events on a regular basis.

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Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Julian James Trio - on tour

Live Music with ' Julian James Trio ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 7th July 4 - 7pm

Free admission.

Everything about Julian James and his new album ‘Silver Spade’ shouts the love of traditional blues for all to hear. His style is rooted in the old-time acoustic strummers of a bygone era, and he joins next generation artists such as Larkin Poe, Blind Boy Paxton and Pokey LaFarge in bringing authentic new voices to a style that has endured for 100 years.

Still in his twenties, Julian James has spent most of his adult life on the road, first as front man of Blues festival heroes ‘Catfish Voodoo’ and on his own. ‘Silver Spades’ is the second album in his solo artist catalogue and Julian brings the experience of a seasoned performer and a fresh perspective to this set of traditional songs by artists like Ma Rainey and early Muddy Waters, and originals like the title track Silver Spade.

Julian James - Vox/guitar/Harmonica
Mitch Preston - Drums
Matt Nightingale - Bass

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Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

OPEN MIC NIGHT @TATHRA HOTEL

Open Mic Night at the Tathra Hotel on Friday 5th July from 6:30pm. Free admission.

We welcome a comedian, poet, musician, dancer or magician!!
We will normally put the Open Mic Night 1st Friday of the month.
Register in advance by email to hello@tathrahotel.com.au
(Name, contact phone number, brief description of performance and type of instrument)

- Performances start from 6:30pm.
- Maximum 12 minute performance time.
- Acoustic instrument only for music. BYO guitar lead(s).
- A complementary schmiddy of beer or soft for a performer.
- Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Jazz Alley

Live Music with ' Jazz Alley ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 30th June 4:00 - 7:00pm.

Free admission.

Jazz Alley is an amalgamation of some of the best Traditional Jazz players on the South Coast bringing together a toe tapping and driving sound. The music is from the early years of jazz when the streets of New Orleans where jumping with the sounds of hot jazz . This was a new sound in the early 1900’s which was greatly influenced by names such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory to name a few . You are guaranteed a great afternoons entertainment with this band as they keep the Jazz Tradition alive and well for 2019.

The Tathra Pub line up is:
Bev Banjo Long on Banjo/Vocals and Tap
Bob Porter on Clarinet/Saxophone &Vocals
Andy Bone Ford on Trombone and Trumpet
Stewie String Bass Long on Tea Chest Bass
John Roche on Drums.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday June 27th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

The Novellas

Live Music with ' The Novellas ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 23rd June 4-7pm.

Free admission.

The Novellas Interplanetary Barbarians - The Novellas will be landing at Hotel de Tathra Sun Jun 23 at 4pm to delight and captivate habituès with a performance of cosmic proportions designed to levitate consciousness to the otherworldly through a new process of bohemian literary exegesis. Set your mind frEEEEEEEEEE Event ALL EARTHLINGS WELCOME.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday June 20th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Jackson State

Live Music with ' Jackson State ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 16th June 4:00 - 7:00pm.

Free admission.

Jackson State play an eclectic farm-fresh blend of soul infused R&B and funky roots music with just a hint of folky Hickster.  Local organically grown songs that free range the topic field, a world perspective as seen from the hills of the beautiful far south coast. The musings of Steve Jackson on guitar supported by an all star cast of Damon Davies on double bass, Sam Martin on keyboard and Anna Martin on drums. Another musical gem from the deep south, not to be missed. 

https://www.facebook.com/soulnroll/

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday June 13th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

June Jazz Long Weekend

3 day June Jazz Long Weekend - Live Music at the Tathra Hotel.

Fri 7th 5:30 - 8:00pm with ROBBIE MANN
Sat 8th 4:00 - 7:00pm with Robbie Mann & The Parlour Social
Sun 9th 4:00 - 7:00pm with PORTERHOUSE FESTIVAL ALL STARS

Free admission.

< Friday 7th >
Robbie Mann
. Robbie Mann is an exciting young stride pianist who hails from the Blue Mountains. After completing a degree in classical music he turned his attention fully to early jazz, specialising in ragtime and stride piano styles. In the short time since, Robbie has garnered a reputation as one of Australia's foremost emerging talents. He has performed with some of Australia's most acclaimed trad jazz instrumentalists, within the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, in bigband formats as well as fronting his own jazz band, 'The Parlour Social’ Debut Solo Album soon to be released.

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< Saturday 8th >
Robbie Mann & The Parlour Social
Experience the explosive riffs, beguiling counterpoint and visceral stomping beats of Canberra based traditional jazz band - The Parlour Social - helmed by young stride piano specialist Robbie Mann.

Their style has been roughly hewn from the rocks of early 20th century dance music and lovingly honed to precision. The ballads are thick and grimy, the dance numbers burn white hot with rhythm and the melodies are splendidly seductive.

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< Sunday 9th >
Bob Porter
. (clarinet & saxophone) Some years with Down South jazz Quartet. Playing Jazz Fests in Manly, Thredbo and Norfolk Island. Toured Germany and Edinburgh with ‘Madam Pat ‘Thompson. Lately with ‘Jazz Alley’ playing for gigs and festivals around Narooma and at the Tathra Pub. Also playing with Wollongong Band ‘Captain Bob’s Stationhouse 7.

John Moffatt. (sousaphone) Original member sown South jazz Band. Played with DSJQ at Manly, Thredbo and Norfolk island.

Peter Poole. (trombone & trumpet) has performed at many jazz clubs and festivals over the years including Brisbane, York WA, Canberra, Orange, Parkes, and Merimbula. Bands have included Cornerhouse, Capt Bob's Stationhouse 7, Jazz'em and Jazz Alley.

John Roche. (drums) R.A.N Band for 8 years, Concert and TV performances throughout Australia and overseas, Played with The Clarrie Finlay Big Band in Melbourne, Moomba Festival (1960’s). Sydney Club scene during 1970’s, Four years as the House Band Revesby Workers Club. the South Played with The Bay Show Band, Jazz Inc, Sorta Brass, Second Time Around, Tuna Free Dolphins, Jazz Alley.

Plus Festival Guests.



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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday June 6th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Bournda EEC World Environment Day Dinner 2019

Come and join this special event ‘Bournda EEC World Environment Day Dinner 2019’

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 from 18:00-21:30

Tickets · $40

Bournda EEC has hosted an annual World Environment Day (WED) dinner since 1978 and we have had many distinguished Australians as speakers. The dinner is always held on the 5th June and this year that day falls on a Wednesday night. We can proudly claim to be one of the globe’s longest running WED events as it is our 42th consecutive dinner. This year the event will be held at the magnificent Tathra Hotel.

We are proud to announce that our WED speaker for 2019 will be Dr Greg Summerell, who has 24 years’ experience as an environmental scientist / science manager and land manager in federal and state government scientific roles. He currently leads a team of 60+ scientists from across NSW as a director/senior executive for the NSW government. Dr Summerell is a Bega Valley local boy, and grew up on a dairy farm at Verona, where he attended Quaama Public and Bega High schools, later moving to Canberra to undertake Environmental science studies at the University of Canberra and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Dr Summerell has been based out of Wagga Wagga and Sydney for the last 23 years and has now returned to the valley basing his role out of Merimbula National Parks and Wildlife Service office and head office in Sydney. Dr Summerell’s research teams respond to critical issues requiring scientific knowledge and evidence to inform government operations and/or decision making. Dr Summerell's remit covers conservation biodiversity, cultural heritage, land, fire management and climate variability sciences.

Dr Summerell also managed the Wagga Wagga Research Centre (from 1998 to 2018) which is comprised of multiple state agencies (Riverina Environmental Education Centre plus a Private Nursery) located on a 200 hectare research property. He is a member of the NSW Environmental Trust, Chair for the Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub, member for the NSW Research Scientist committee and committee organiser for the MSSANZ International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM).

As Dr Summerell has a wide knowledge in many different areas of science, his presentation will focus on the following topics: Citizen science, Data technology challenges and opportunities, Culture and Science and the science policy interface.

Tickets is available on TryBooking:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=381484&

Main course - vegetarian and GF available
Dessert - alternate drop
Tea / coffee table

To find out more about World Environment Day, see https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

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Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

The Chesterfield Band - on tour

Live Music with ' The Chesterfield Band' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 2nd June 4:00 - 7:00pm.

Free admission.

The Chesterfield Band are one of those bands that you can’t help but love. Their music is earthy, authentic, and incredibly endearing. With their deeply infectious vocal melodies and rich instrumentation, the music will wrap itself around you like a warm blanket.

The Chesterfield Band started in the kitchen with Tess and Cam writing and singing together. They decided to enter a competition for local songwriters. They won, and with the money, they recorded and released their first single under the band name “My Dad & I”.

6 months and a whole heap of shows later the duo ran into an old friend of Cam’s, Dylan. He was performing in the same music festival with another band. In a spur of moment decision the guys invited Dylan to play drums on a song and that was that, they’d formed a band.

With Dylan on drums ‘My Dad & I’ continued to play shows locally and interstate. Over the next the few months Tess turned 18, and the bond between the band members became more like a family. Everyone agreed that it was time for a name change and to start taking things to the next level. The guys set up a ‘Name the Band’ competition and decided on “The Chesterfield Band”.

Looking to expand their sound even further the band played with some great local bass players and then struck gold with Craig. He brought not only an incredible musicality to the bands sound but fitted perfectly into their unique family vibe.

Vocals - Tess,
Vocals, Guitars - CC Hall,
Drums - Dylan Harding
Bass - Craig Marshalsey

http://www.thechesterfieldband.com/music

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday May 30th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Michael Menager Trio

Live Music with ' Michael Menager Trio ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 26th May 4:00 -7:00pm. Free admission.

The Michael Menager Trio was born at Cobargo Folk Festival 2017. Sam Martin (guitar) and Michael Menager (vocals, guitar) signed for the festival as a duo. But at Sam’s last-minute invitation, Dan Efraemson (violin) - from Malumba, a World Music band that Sam also plays in – jumped up on stage. And so it began.

Menager’s lyrics cut along a philosophical edge, his rhythms and melodies cut across the spectrum of bluegrass, folk and blues, and his stories cut through the inner landscape of a poet and traveller – and all of this is framed and embellished by tasteful improvisation from Martin and Efraemson.

http://www.michaelmenager.com/

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday May 23rd from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

The Martin & Mills Music Company

Live Music with ' The Martin & Mills Music Company ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 19th May 4 - 7pm

Free admission.

Fittingly described as the South Coast spin on the Von Trapp music experience. Two musical families combine for an afternoon of song in Tathra. The Mills family are renown for soulful sounds as good as the loud swell of a Bali break and the Martin family carry a swag of country swing, smiles and stories to lay on the table at Tathra on May 19.

The Martin & Mills Music Company will be performing a selection of songs typically performed around home fires. This seamless, mellifluous afternoon of sound will feature Michael Mills, Patricia Mills, Sam Mills, Phoebe Mills, Stacey Mills, Rosie Mills, Clancy MIlls, Malachi Mills-Hindle, Mike Martin, Robyn Martin, Sam Martin and Anna Martin plus possibly many more.

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May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Honey (Tilba)

Live Music with ' Honey ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sat 18th May 4 - 7pm
Free admission.

'Honey' make their debut at the Tathra Hotel. Come and join us.

Honey are a Tilba based duo comprising Elizabeth Walton on Piano/Vocals and Richard Lawson Guitar/Vocals/Percussion. Formed in 2014 they bring together the 3 worlds of Rock, Jazz and Classical tinged with unusual and ever changing instrumentation and a flourish of Folk and Blues.

Richards 35 years experience, first as drummer for seminal Aussie punk band the Lime Spiders then his 10 albums of mixed electronica/EDM/folk and rock mix with Elizabeths classical conservatorium background to give a truly intrigueing sound and ethos.

Honey’s first EP ‘Valentines Day’ came bout Jan 2015. Their debut album 'Blessed Bee' is out Jan 2018 and getting coverage and live to airs on ABC South East and Central West/REAL FM and 107.5 FM Orange.

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday May 16th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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May
11
to May 12

Enda Kenny with Dave O'Neill - on tour

Live Music with ' ENDA KENNY with Dave O’Neill ’ at the Tathra Hotel.
Supported by Mike Martin.

Sat 11th May 4 - 7pm
Sun 12th May 4 - 7pm

Free admission.

Enda Kenny is an Irish-Born songwriter who has made his home in Melbourne, Australia since the late 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with festival audiences all over Australia and are always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour. Proud to sing of where he lives rather than where he left, he continues to grow his international audience with recent trips to Germany, Holland, UK, NZ and Canada.

A regular performer at some of Australia’s best-known festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Woodfork Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival. He is also a multi-award winner having twice taken home Port Fairy Folk Festival’s prestigious songwriting award.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Tathra PUB CHOIR - Every Thursday 6pm

Thursday May 9th from 6pm - 7:30pm
This week session will be led by (To be confirmed).

TATHRA PUB CHOIR is a community choir, funded by a $999 grant from Bega Valley Shire Council, part of the Tathra and District Fire Recovery and Resistance grants. Organized by Anne Hamilton-Foster.

PUB CHOIR is a movement that started in Brisbane in 2017, where people of all ages and ability levels get together in a friendly relaxed environment to sing for the enjoyment and endorphins! In an hour and a half friends and strangers learn a well known pop song and perform it as a group. Based on the premise that everyone can sing, we create a non judgemental environment where mistakes are embraced as part of the process. Having a larger group makes it easier to hold harmony parts and create a great sound collectively.

TATHRA PUB CHOIR will run weekly on Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Tathra Hotel.

Like the Facebook page @Tathra Pub Choir!!

Photo: Elka Wood

Photo: Elka Wood

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Alex Nicol's Sunday People

Here is a chance to see one-man play in two acts by Alex Nicol at the Tathra Hotel.

Wed 8th May from 6pm to 8:30pm

Free admission.

Alex Nicol was the ABC's first rural radio presenter. He started at the ABC in 1967, and was presenter of the 'All Ways on Sunday' program. He wrote many books. He is also a playwright, and his plays have been produced in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney, with credits including an award at the Manchester International Writing Competition, the Wal Cherry Award, and The London International Playwriting Award.

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None of these stories were kept. They live on in memory. SUNDAY PEOPLE is that memory. Written and perfomed by Alex Nicol in a masterful piece of storytelling that's a tribute to those lost voices.

They're the voices of ALL WAYS ON SUNDAY. To some it was oral history. To ALEX NICOL, just great stories about people who owned them.

The program was born an orphan in 1969. The ABC's Sunday audience was miniscule and its presenter a raw novice. A year later it was a phenomenon. Its audience huge and growing. The three and a half hours of national radio programing had found the last of the World War One soldier settlers, rough riders, prospectors, gold smugglers, pioneers. Real people from every corner of Australia and it caught their stories just in time.

In a first for the ABC, the program travelled. In Alice Springs, where the ABC had no facilities, the local commercial station opened its doors to welcome Alex. The format was always the same. Local people with a chance to tell their own extraordinary stories to people all over Australia.

On the back of SUNDAY PEOPLE, Allen & Unwin have published Alex's first collection of stories OLD DAYS, OLD WAYS.

DON'T MISS this opportunity to experience a master storyteller weave his magic.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
FREE EVENT
ALL WELCOME
BOOK SIGNING

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Chris O’Connor On Tour

Live Music with ' Chris O’Connor ' at the Tathra Hotel.

Sun 5th May 4 - 7pm

Free admission.

Old time fingerpicking Blues. Winner of the Sydney Blues Society 2013 Solo Performer of the year. Played at the 2014 IBC Memphis USA.

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Chris O’Connor has had an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters, from players such as Son House, Willie McTell and Blind Blake. He uses small bodied 6 string guitar, a rich deep 12 string and a well-worn steel bodied National resonator to accompany his renditions of vintage blues songs.

In performance, his varied repertoire ranges from string-snapping delta blues to hypnotic minor key laments, gospel shouts, slide guitar instrumentals and ragtime songs with sparkling finger picked accompaniment.

O’Connor has been well received at major East Coast blues and folk festivals. In 2014 and again in 2019 he has represented the Sydney Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

His first CD release Things are looking up(2003) received positive reviews from Australian and US publications. Soup’s Gone Bad his second release (2011) showed a progression to include more original songs alongside the vintage blues but all played with great spirit and humour.

For his current release “I Asked for Water” O’Connor has enlisted piano professor Don Hopkins, harmonica ace Jim Conway and Marcus Holden on mandolin. It shines a light on the work of some of Chris’ favourite blues artists, such as Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton, Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe, Blind Blake, Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Putting his own stamp on these songs his enthusiasm for the material really shines through.

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